Salvia ‘Sizzler’ (Heatwave ) ( PBR) (microphylla): A small subshrub, 40-70 cm H. A neat compact Salvia with bright pink flowers and dark calyces in spring and summer.
Salvia ‘Sizzler’ (Heatwave) (PBR) has Plant Protection Rights attached, so cannot be promoted without a license.
Flowers :are a fantastic bright pink colour throughout the whole flower with a slightly darker tube. The hood can often be a slightly paler shade of pink, working well with the pale colouring at the throat.
Flowering for mainly during spring and summer, but will continue into the autumn, attracting all manner of small insects, bees, butterflies and moths.
Calyces: are a dark crimson , ribbed, with narrow lobes, contrasting well with the pink of the corolla.
Leaves: are midgreen, lanceolate in shape being a microphylla type leaf, with visual veins and small rounded crenations around the edge and a blunt pointed tip.
Salvia ‘Sizzler (Heatwave ) (PBR) is used to brighten up the garden. Grow as an edging plant along a path or in an informal border. Grow in full sun with other with strong purples and dark blues, which contrast well the bright pink. Use other white or pale pink small shrubs and perennials to tone down the brightness of this vivid pink Salvia .
This is a tough, hardy plant growing in most soils, hardy for the hot dry summer season, the winter cold and will tolerate a light frost.
As this Salvia produces masses of flowers during the summer months, it is best to trim and neaten at the end of autumn, when most of the flowers have finished. If cutting back, then prune down to a good green bud, taking out any dead or twiggy stems, feed and mulch well to keep the root area cool during the hot dry summer months.
Propagation : As this Salvia has a PBR label, it cannot be promoted or sold unless licensed to sell.